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Masquerade

By Sudakshina Kashyap

MASQUERADE

My body is an unmapped ocean
and I'm drowning,
constantly sinking
in the band-aids of fluidity.
You see, 
depression vivisects
every stanza of the anatomy of poetry, turning me into a lullaby
whose verses are unable
to find the chords of my breaths;
for I am blackout poetry, 
a tragedy 
masquerading as an art. 

Sudakshina Kashyap identifies herself as someone messy, who often had pixie cuts as a child to annoy her neighbourhood aunties, and now she gets lost even on straight roads— but being messy is only poetic. Her works have appeared on a number of literary journals, media houses, print and e-magazines. She’s an International Youth Delegate from India and a Co-Author of two poetry anthologies.

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